Rava Laddoo (Semolina & Coconut Ladoos)

Ganesh Chaturthi is almost upon us, and like last year, I’m gearing up for hosting my own small celebration at home. And that means, it’s time to get knee-deep busy in preparations for the same. Now as is common knowledge, Lord Ganesha’s love for sweets is unparalleled. And even though his favourite sweet treats are…

Kumro Pataye Ilish Paturi (Hilsa cooked in Pumpkin Leaf)

It’s raining buckets and in Bengal, with monsoon, comes the chance to gorge on…what else, but “Ilish maach”, aka the Hilsa. And if I haven’t bored you already, I shall successfully do so in the post, when I go on and on about the magic of Hilsa 😀 Because frankly, in spite of being laden…

Saveur Blog Awards

Sooooooo, guys….may I request you all to do me a small favour? A blog awards is on the horizon (a news I was just given to by a friend), and though I’m hardly qualified to stand among the stalwarts, I believe everyone deserves a chance… and thus, may I ask you all to vote for…

Fish Fry (Kolkata-Style Crumbed Fish Cutlet)

I know what you’re thinking….how does a piece of crumbed cutlet qualify as a ‘Fish Fry’, mmmhmm? Oh yes, I know, I know, this is a dilemma many people are faced with, when accosted with what is a very popular Bengali snack. The ‘regular’ fish fry, or ‘Maach Bhaja’, is almost an everyday affair; pieces…

Brownies!!! (with Hazelnut Buttercream)

Before I begin, I want to say a big HELLO to all my readers and followers, and thank everyone for being with for so long. I’m finally at a 100 followers, and that is a HUGE DEAL for me! Especially since lately I have been less-than able to dedicate blog-time. Nevertheless, I’m back, and this…

Strawberry & Cream Tart

Is it too late to do a Mother’s Day post, I wonder? I suppose not, if you consider every day to be a dedication to your loved ones 🙂 And yet, isn’t it fun to do something special, on a special day, for a special someone? I for one, love these ‘love anecdotes’; there’s so…

Paneer-Malai Kofta

Hello world! Did you all miss me? 😀 Well I missed you all, even if ya’ll didn’t miss me 😉 Life has taken a busy turn and I find myself away from cooking a lot lately. Also, temperatures of 35 C and up aren’t quite that great when it comes to slaving in the kitchen….

Subho Nobo Borsho (Happy Bengali New Year)

I’m a day late, but it’s still the new year technically…so here’s wishing all my Bengali brethren across the world, a SUBHO NOBO BORSHO. Nobo Borsho, or Poila Boishakh (literally, the first of Baisakh month of the Hindu calender) is celebrated with great splendour by Bengalis everywhere. Cultural programs, dance and music, good food, new…

Kesar Maggi Malpua (Infused with Cardamom & Saffron)

There are days, and then there are daaaayyyys that just don’t seem to end. And then when you stumble into bed at 3 am, your brain refuses to cooperate and let you sleep!! Strangely, this is also often the time when you might be hit with a sudden brainwave, an idea so brilliant that it…

Dragon Chicken

Lately, my life has gone from busy to ‘Ihavenotimetobreathehelpmeohgod’ kind of busy; meaning, time assigned to meals, extravagant meals, has dwindled considerably. Kitchen and cooking time has reduced to once-a-week-quickies, and one-pot meals are the rage. Not that I mind, but some days you just need to break the monotone and whip up a meal…

Kolkata Style Chilli Chicken

If you, like me, have been uninitiated to this gem until now, I suggest you change the situation ASAP. Because I have to tell you, you’re missing out on morsels of deliciousness. Having said that, Chilli Chicken doesn’t really have anything to do with the Chinese; neither does Hakka Noodle or Manchurian for that matter,…

Red Velvet Cake Truffles

It’s good to be busy, they said…it’s good to keep yourself on your toes, they said……What they didn’t say was that you’d catch the death of cold and get bamboozled for weeks after. In return, the backlog of work just keeps piling up under you’re dead and buried underneath. Of course, work can’t be shirked,…